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Addressing Domestic Violence In Behavioral Health Settings: Basics

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This introductory level course provides a description of trauma and its impact on individuals seeking behavioral health & other human services. The prevalence of these issues is discussed and the course reviews the developmental, physiological, experienced trauma can remain affected, and how they present in behavioral health settings.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning objectives:

  • identify the dynamics of power and control in domestic violence situations ;
  • discuss possible impact of domestic violence on behavioral health;
  • list the stages of change described in the trans-theoretical model;
  • apply RADAR as a screening tool for domestic violence;
  • examine leaving or staying as viable options for victims/survivors of domestic violence;
  • explore safety planning as individualized, based on person's strength, and as a work in progress requiring constant monitoring for change depending on the risk/lethality of the situation;
  • describe 5 resources in Philadelphia that address services and needs of victims and perpetrators.
Intended Audience: 

This introductory level course, is designed for staff at all levels in behavioral health & other human agencies and though continuously updated contains some of the same material presented previously by Cycles of Violence sessions from 1999 through 2013.

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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.